Tips to Save Water in the Bathroom

by Ri Industries Ri Industries

Here’s an interesting fact –  40% of all water used in the home is used in the bathroom. So if you want to conserve water, the bathroom is the logical place to begin. 

First, take a look at the appliances. Check the manufacturers water efficiency label and look for products with a high star rating. A standard 3-star rated shower head can save the average home approximately $150/year and only costs about $20. 

Not only can water efficient appliances help you save water, but a few simple changes in habits can help too. Ri-Industries offers the following tips to help you save water in the bathroom:

  • Take shorter showers.
  • Use a timer in the shower to help you keep track of time.
  • Use a bucket to collect water while waiting for the water to get hot. Use the collected water on plants or other household uses.
  • Insulate hot water pipes.
  • Do not run water while shaving. Use water only to rinse off.
  • Only use as much water as is necessary in the bath.
  • Monitor the temperature as the tub fills to avoid adding water to regulate the temperature.
  • Collect used bathwater to use in the garden or to wash cars.
  • Use 4-star rated toilets.
  • Regularly check toilets for leaks and repair when needed.
  • Turn water in basin off when brushing teeth or shaving. Use running water only to rinse.

Ri-Industries is committed to water conservation and community education. For more information, please contact us at 08 8444 8100.